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Definitions for containment
kənˈteɪn məntcon·tain·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. containmentnoun

    a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

    "containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975"

  2. containmentnoun

    (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

  3. containmentnoun

    the act of containing; keeping something from spreading

    "the containment of the AIDS epidemic"; "the containment of the rebellion"

GCIDE

  1. Containmentnoun

    the act of containing.

  2. Containmentnoun

    (Diplomacy) the act or policy of restricting the influence or territorial growth of a hostile nation. The policy of containment is employed when the defeat of a hostile nation or overthrow of its government is considered impractical or too costly.

  3. Containmentnoun

    the act of restricting some deleterious substance within a confined space, especially when such material is released unintentionally or by accident; as, containment of nuclear waste; containment of an oil spill. Also used attributively, as a containment boom.

  4. Containmentnoun

    a structure surrounding a nuclear power plant designed to prevent release of radioactive materials into the environment in the event of an accident.

Wiktionary

  1. containmentnoun

    the act of containing or something contained

  2. containmentnoun

    a policy of checking the expansion of a hostile foreign power by creating alliances with other states; especially the foreign policy strategy of the United States in the early years of the Cold War

  3. containmentnoun

    a physical system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive or other dangerous materials from a nuclear reactor or industrial plant.

  4. containmentnoun

    an inclusion

Wikipedia

  1. Containment

    Containment was a geopolitical strategic foreign policy pursued by the United States during the Cold War to prevent the spread of communism after the end of World War II. The name was loosely related to the term cordon sanitaire, which was containment of the Soviet Union in the interwar period. As a component of the Cold War, this policy caused a response from the Soviet Union to increase communist influence in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Containment represented a middle-ground position between détente (relaxation of relations) and rollback (actively replacing a regime). The basis of the doctrine was articulated in a 1946 cable by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan during the post-World War II term of U.S. President Harry S. Truman. As a description of U.S. foreign policy, the word originated in a report Kennan submitted to US Defense Secretary James Forrestal in 1947, which was later used in a magazine article.

ChatGPT

  1. containment

    Containment generally refers to the action of preventing something harmful from spreading or limiting it to a certain area. It can also refer to the policy or strategy of preventing the expansion or influence of a hostile group or ideology. The term can be used in various fields such as politics, public health, environment, and technology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Containmentnoun

    that which is contained; the extent; the substance

Wikidata

  1. Containment

    Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad. A component of the Cold War, this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge communist influence in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, Africa, and Vietnam. It represented a middle-ground position between appeasement and rollback. The basis of the doctrine was articulated in a 1946 cable by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan. As a description of U.S. foreign policy, the word originated in a report Kennan submitted to U.S. Defense Secretary James Forrestal in 1947, a report that was later used in a magazine article. It is a translation of the French cordon sanitaire, used to describe Western policy toward the Soviet Union in the 1920s. The word containment is associated most strongly with the policies of U.S. President Harry Truman, including the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a mutual defense pact. Although President Dwight Eisenhower toyed with the rival doctrine of rollback, he refused to intervene in the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. President Lyndon Johnson cited containment as a justification for his policies in Vietnam. President Richard Nixon, working with advisor Henry Kissinger, followed a policy called détente, or relaxation of tensions. This involved expanded trade and cultural contacts, as well as the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of containment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of containment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of containment in a Sentence

  1. The Texas Republican:

    All we're seeing is a policy of containment.

  2. Francisco Ferreira:

    The risk of the highest case of economic impact of Ebola has been reduced because of the success of containment in some countries. It has not gone to zero because a great level of preparedness and focus is still needed, I would say the outlook has moved closer to the lower case of $3-$4 billion, than the upper case.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    This time, we have to go back to what's called' containment mode,' meaning less than one new case per million residents per day.

  4. Christine Lagarde:

    There are clearly signs of improvement, progress with vaccination campaigns and an envisaged gradual relaxation of containment measures underpin expectations of a firm rebound in economic activity in the course of 2021.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    Don't forget that we have an advantage in that most parts of our country go through significant winter, that kills the mosquitos right off. And we handle local outbreaks in warm places like Florida with quick containment and eradication.

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